Kristin Wolter-Canfield, owner and creative director of Everbloom Designs
and also one of the key vendors at the Wedding Dress Ball
, takes her passion for art and design into the artful composition of flowers (or any object, for that matter) when called to use her intuitive eye in photo and set styling. She has filled many tabletops with her signature floral arrangements, but today, she shows us how to make a floral arrangement you can wear.
Here, Kristin is wearing the gorgeous crown of flowers she created in the step-by-step tutorial below, just in time for wedding season and for those attending the Wedding Dress Ball
taking place this Saturday.
- Sharp scissors or floral snips
- Floral tape
- 2 Floral wires (22 gauge or similar)
- Flowers: Used in this DIY: local Daffodils and Ranunculus, Wax flower, Garden roses, Spray roses, and foraged greenery.
Choose the flowers you want to use and snip them leaving a 2-3 inch stem and removing all greenery from the stem. Be sure and wire and tape any heavier bloom like roses.
Gather small bouquets and tape them together with the floral tape, snipping the ends to make them even.
You will end up with several clusters.
Join your two wires together with floral tape and continue to tape the length of the whole wire to create one long wire to fit around your head.
Measure your head by bending it to the shape of your head and loop one end of the wire.
Now lay out the clusters along the wire the way you would like them to look.
Start attaching the clusters with the floral tape starting slightly above the loop in the wire. (This can be tricky but you get the hang of it :) ) All clusters going the same direction.
Once all the clusters are attached add a few stems of greenery to the end going int he opposite direction to finish it off. Make any adjustments that need to be made.
Place the crown on your head again and join the wire and loop together. Voila!
I also went through the steps with Kristin for my own flower crown in a purple theme. Now I feel inspired to create one for any outdoor party this spring and summer.
See more of her work on her website
or at the Wedding Dress Ball as she will providing the floral displays for the event. Kristin will also be offering classes soon at City & State on Broad Avenue.